some good books

Inn at Lake Divine coverI have been absent far too long. I’ve been a little worn out with the internet and it’s fathomless black hole tendencies on my time. So I’ve been steering clear. But I had to share the latest book I just finished: The Inn at Lake Divine by Elinor Lipman, my new favorite author. There’s a good synopsis on her website, so I’ll spare you that, and just say that I laughed out loud and I shed a few tears. I loved the heroine’s voice, wit and irony. I loved the hero (even if he doesn’t show up until half way through the book, maybe because of it), I loved the premise, and I especially loved the first chapter. Basically, I loved the whole thing. Lipman wrote a funny essay about the book here.

I also just read Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Cruisie and Warrior for One Night by Nancy Gideon. Both were great and quickly read, but not touching and real the way Lipman’s book was.

I think all this reading is another reason I haven’t been blogging. So, sorry about that.

One Reply to “some good books”

  1. I remember being completely wrapped up in The Inn at Lake Devine — the only one of her books I’ve read, although I have a couple more. I am a big fan of Jennifer Crusie’s too — anyone who makes me laugh is good. Have you tried Lorna Landvik? If not, start with Patty Jane’s House of Curl.

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